Lambton SMA emphasizes innovative program delivery, integration with employers

Ontario has published the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) it signed with Lambton College. The SMA notes that Lambton is the sole provider of PSE in its region, with strength in energy and bio-industrial technology, fire and public safety, health and sustainable care, and entrepreneurship. Lambton’s programs are well-integrated with local employers and support commercialization and ...

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uOttawa, TRU see benefits in growing up, not out

An article in the Globe and Mail highlights recent changes in architecture at PSE institutions in Canada. The article notes that for decades, PSE institutions were fixated on the idea that their buildings could not exceed 3 storeys. Don Schmitt, an architect whose firm has worked with 40 colleges and universities, said that “it’s partly because there’s ...

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HEQCO publishes report on use of workshops for skill development

A new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario sheds light on the value of workshops as a means to help health sciences students in large group settings develop teamwork and collaboration skills. Researchers examined 129 undergraduate health sciences students at McMaster University, who volunteered to participate in workshops focused on the needs ...

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Report finds Canadians have positive attitude toward science

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has released a new report entitled “Science Culture: Where Canada Stands,” outlining Canada’s support for science culture over the last 25 years. The report says that while Canadians do well in public science knowledge, attitudes, and engagement, there is room for improvement in areas including skill development. The report, ...

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$44 M in SSHRC partnership grants announced

The federal government this week announced $44 M in funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to support research collaboration between private, public, and not-for-profit sectors that will serve to advance understanding of people and society. The funding will be granted as 14 Partnership Grants and 57 Partnership Development Grants. “SSHRC’s funding ...

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SNAP Schedule 2014 out!

SNAP Schedule 2014 out! August 29, 2014: Symbiosis International University (SIU) is going to conduct the All India Entrance Test Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test for Symbiosis MBA Programmes on December 21, 2014. Read more » Posts By : Sushma Das | IndiaCollegeSearch | Aug 29, 2014

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IITs Decide to Conduct JEE Advanced online from 2016

August 28, 2014: The Joint Engineering Examination(JEE), which is one of the most sought after entrance level examinations in the country and is gateway to the 16 IITs, has been proposed to go online from the academic year 2016-17. Read more » sourse & posts by : Roopak Rewari | IndiaCollegeSearch | Aug 28, 2014

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Hindu College – Most Trusted Institute in the Nation

Hindu College - Most Trusted Institute in the Nation August 27, 2014: Trust Research Advisory (TRA), a brand analytics and insights company recently conducted a study titled 'India's Most Trusted Educational Institutes - 2014- 2015 among 7710 respondents across 40 cities in India. Delhi University's Hindu College has been voted India's Most Trusted Educational ...

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JEE Advanced to take the online route from 2016

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are working on a plan to take Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced online by the session 2016-17. On August 23, at a meeting of the Joint Admission Board of IITs, in New Delhi, it has been agreed that it should go online completely from 2016. Almost 1.5 lakh students are ...

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AMU’s Kerala centre restricts use of mobiles on campus

ALIGARH: Aligarh Muslim University centre at Malappuram, Kerala, has imposed restrictions on use of mobiles by students on campus. They cannot carry the mobile phones to the administrative and academic block of the campus but can use their phones in the hostel, canteen or anywhere else.Dr Zakariya KA, director at the Malappuram Centre, AMU, said, ...

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Students’ papers to be verified online

The time-consuming document verification process of Bangalore University (BU) students is all set to go online from the next academic year. The university is planning to upload scanned copies of markscards and degree certificates on its website to help employers verify documents of the shortlisted candidates easily. Manual verification takes about a month. BU cross-checks the ...

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UoGuelph SMA focuses on agri-food, rural communities, teaching excellence

The University of Guelph’s key areas of differentiation include its strategic focus on food, health, environment and community as well as its special responsibility for agriculture and veterinary medicine, according to the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) the university signed with Ontario. UoGuelph is cited for its continuing support for rural communities, food security, and the ...

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Humber SMA highlights teaching and learning excellence, applied research partnerships

The strategic mandate agreement (SMA) signed between Ontario and Humber College highlights the institution’s broad range of polytechnic education offerings, as well as its particular strength in the development and delivery of degrees. Humber’s innovative relationship with the University of Guelph is also identified as a key area of differentiation. Humber’s areas of strength as ...

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Capilano, WesternU launch new apps for students

As students begin to flock to campus for the start of another school year, several PSE institutions are releasing smartphone apps to make the transition a little bit easier. For example, Western University has released a mobile app that provides students with transit information and maps to campus eateries as well as access to academic ...

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Second Conestoga engineering program granted accreditation

  Conestoga College’s Electronic Systems Engineering program has received accreditation from Engineers Canada. To achieve accreditation, the program was subjected to a thorough review by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). “We are very pleased to receive this validation from Engineers Canada for our program,” said Conestoga President John Tibbits. “The CEAB accreditation is a ...

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Humber to host “Representing World War I: Perspectives at the Centenary” October 31 – November 2

Humber College’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host “Representing World War I: Perspectives at the Centenary” at this year’s International Festival of Authors. The conference, which runs October 31-November 2, will provide a venue for scholars, researchers, and public intellectuals to examine representations of World War I, considering issues including gender, cultural memory, ...

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Georgian emphasizes “accelerate success” with new branding

  Georgian College has unveiled its new brand, with the theme “accelerate success.” The college has adopted a new leaf-shaped “accelerator” symbol that it says “is an apt metaphor for the enriching possibilities that we help ignite.” In a document detailing its "brand story," the college says that the symbol reflects the college’s legacy and ...

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Nova Scotia student unions to undergo accountability review

  Student unions at a number of Nova Scotia universities have agreed to participate in an independent review of their transparency and accountability. Acadia Students’ Union, Cape Breton University Students’ Union, Dalhousie Agricultural Students’ Association, St Francis Xavier University Students’ Union, and Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association will undergo the process, which will examine their ...

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Canadian institutions make changes to frosh week programming

Canadian PSE institutions are making changes to their orientation programming in response to last year’s controversies. Following the University of British Columbia’s recently announced changes, Saint Mary’s University has said that it has revised its own frosh week programming in response to last year’s revelation of an inflammatory chant that endorsed non-consensual sex with underage women. The university has introduced ...

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